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Moto X Style Mobile review: Style and Substance

By Kevin Carter - Tuesday July 28 2015

Mobile Review
Overview | Ranking | Photo and Video Sub-scores
DxOMark Mobile
83

Overview

Adopting a vividly detailed 5.7-inch Quad HD (1440 pixel) screen together with stereo sound, the water repellent Android based and high-customizable Moto X Style smartphone boasts TurboPower charging tech that’s capable of 10 -hours of battery life in just 15 mins of charging, it’s claimed.

As for imaging process, the Moto X Style offers a 21-Mpix camera with a wide-angle lens, rapid autofocus and low shutter lag, plus a color-balancing built-in flash. In our industry standard photo and video tests, consisting of real world use and stringent lab analysis, this new Moto achieves some highly competitive results, proving that there’s no distinction between style and substance.

Photo

DxOMark Mobile Photo
83
Exposure and contrast
90
Color
83
Autofocus
89
Texture
78
Noise
77
Artifacts
84
Flash
76

Pros

- Very good detail preservation and low noise in outdoor conditions

- Accurate autofocus in all lighting conditions

- Pictures are well exposed

- Accurate white balance with generally pleasing colors

Cons

- Autofocus is slightly unstable using flash with additional tungsten lighting

- Pictures are slightly over-exposed using flash with no additional light sources

- Bright areas of the image are occasionally clipped

- Saturation sometimes visible in areas of blue sky

Video

DxOMark Mobile Video
83
Exposure and contrast
90
Color
85
Autofocus
75
Texture
87
Noise
76
Artifacts
87
Stabilization
79

Pros

- Good detail preservation both in bright and low light conditions

- Good stabilization, one of the best results to date

- Fast adjustment of white balance and exposure

Cons

- Some stabilization artifacts noticeable on indoor walking test.

- Autofocus is slow in lowlight

- Color shading noticeable with tungsten lighting.